Is it possible to create a new discipline in the Datagroup explorer?
So a Civil Engineering one (for example) to go along with Structural, Architectural etc.
I would like to be able to add new discipline groups too. You can create everything else, catalog filter, type and item but not discipline group. Why is this at development level and not user?
This is way the product currently operates. Please file a Service Request asking for this capability to be added to the product.
Enhancement 875448 was filed in 2018, but so far only two SRs were associated with it so not high on the priority list.
I'm a big believer in being proactive when it comes to this sort of thing. I wonder how many SR were raised to change to a ribbon interface ;-)
We added this:
Changes are saved in the active dataset, e.g. C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Datasets\Dataset_UK\DataGroupSystem. If the active dataset is stored within a custom configuration, the changes will be saved to that, not to the local copy.
Is there any training material on setting up these Discipline groups? I am interested in setting one up that is more Infrastructure orientated.
There isn't much to this operation. You can create top level groups and sub-groups:
These will be stored in the active dataset's 'DataGroupSystem' folder, e.g.:
"C:\ProgramData\Bentley\OpenBuildings CONNECT Edition\Configuration\Datasets\Dataset_NM\DataGroupSystem\CatalogTypeGroups.xml"
You would also want to create one or more filters for the new group:
This is covered in the help documents: Home > OpenBuildings Designer > DataGroup System > DataGroup Data Tools and Utilities > Catalog Editor > Modify Catalog Filters.
Catalog Items created in the new groups or sub-groups can then be stored at Organization (i.e. Dataset), WorkSpace or WorkSet levels as required.
Always save (when possible) your changes to separate xml files from those we deliver, this makes it a lot easier to carry your custom content forward when we update the datasets. (CatalogTypeGroups.xml is one of the exceptions where we don't have the facility to save to a separate file.)